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John Lee Menuki, 2 pieces, dark
Imori Menuki, couple, dark.

€3.90*

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John Lee Shiro Tanto
Shiro (meaning "white") has many meanings in Japanese culture. Among other things, this color stands for purity and holiness, but also for mourning and death To symbolize willingness to fight to the death. - Blade in Shinogi-Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. - The blade is sharpened with an integrated Hamon line for a particularly authentic look. - White cotton handle wrap in classic Hineri Maki style. - White, high-gloss lacquered wooden scabbard. - With a long rod, which is fixed in the handle with 2 bamboo pins (Mekugi). The sword can therefore be fully dismantled. - No plastic is used, only high-quality, authentic materials are used. - Blade ferrule (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional grip winding is lined with real ray skin. - All ornaments (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Supplied in a John Lee protective cover. - Each original John Lee sword comes with a seal and a certificate. Handle length 14 cm Blade length 26.5 Total length (without scabbard) 41 cm Weight (without scabbard) 460 g

€129.90*

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John Lee Kei Ben Iaito
The Iai-Do sport is dealing with the Art of sword pulling and the determined tackle technique (Katas), indeed as a formal exercise. Usually the Iaito, a blunt Exercise sword is used. The development of an unit of body, mind and sword (Ki-Ken-Tai-Ichi) is in the foreground. The ultimate masters degree is achieved when people are able to control every situation of combat even without pulling the sword. The name Kei-Ben stands for the simple and practical sword design. The blade is made of hand-forged stainless steel, blunt and with fuller (Bo-Hi). The hilt (Tsuka) is made of wood and rayskin-covered (Same). The swine of the hilt (Tsuka-Ito) is traditional made of cotton. The tsuba made of a zinc-aluminium cast shows a flower motive. On the hilt are two Menukis in form of a Mitsudomoe inserted. The scabbard (Saya) is made of wood and the blade ferrule is brass. Manufactured from museums pattern, with certificate and seal to guarantee the genuineness. Details: Blade length to Tsuba: 73,5 cm Total length without scabbard: 103 cm Hilt length: 29 cm Blade curve: 19 mm Blade thickness: 5-6 mm Maximum width of blade: 30 mm Weight without scabbard: 1100 g Weight with scabbard: 1350 g

€199.00*

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John Lee Menuki, 2 pieces, bright
Rider Menuki, couple, bright.

€3.90*

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Musashi Kazara Katana
In this special version, the Tsuba is additionally decorated with fine gold inlays and the other parts are also elegantly decorated. - Particularly sharpened damascus blade made of 12-fold 1045 carbon steel with over 8,000 layers. - Shinogi-Zukuri-style blade with fillet (Bo-Hi) with integrated hamon line. - Black cotton handle wrapping in classic Hineri-Maki style. - Black, high-gloss lacquered sheath (Kuroro style) made of wood. - With a long rod, which is fixed in the handle with 2 bamboo pins (Mekugi). The sword can thus be fully dismantled. - No plastic is used, only high quality, authentic materials are used. - Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional handle winding is underlaid with real ray skin. - All ornamental rates (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Supplied with protective cover made of fabric and in an attractive collector's box. - Each original John Lee sword comes with a seal and a certificate. Handle length 30 cm Blade length 73 cm Total length (without scabbard) 103.5 cm Weight (without sheath) 1050 g

€349.00*

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John Lee Shirasaya Katana black
Shirasaya refers to a special sword mount, which was formerly used for the gentle keeping of the blade. Especially in times of peace the blades were ideal protected stored in it. The unvarnished Magnolia wood absorbs the moisture inside the sheath, leads it to the outside and thus protects against rust. Many Shirasaya were provided with a "Sayagaki", an inscription, which gave information on smith, origin and classification. On the streets of Japan, the inconspicuous gear without handle and guard, especially in the late 19th Century was used because at that time the Emperor banned the carrying of Samurai swords. The Shirasaya mount, which was similar to a wooden sword or wooden stick was a clever way to wear the sword unnoticed. Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharp grounded with incorporated Hamon-line for a very authentic look. Wooden scabbard. With long tang, which is fixed with two bamboo pins (Mekugi) in the handle. The sword is thus fully demountable. Without plastic, only high-quality and authentic materials are used. Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with genuine ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are handmade from metal. A protective case made of fabric, a John Lee seal and a certificate are within the scope of supply. Details: Overall length: approx. 100.5 cm Blade length: approx. 72.5 cm Handle length: approx. 28 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 940 g

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John Lee Tenkei Katana
Tenkei means edelweiss. The handforged blade with fuller (Bo-Hi) is made of 1095 carbon steel (which is not stainless). Made in Kobuse-Style, traditionally hardenend through clay-coating. With real Hamon-line. 60 HRC at the scabbard, 40 HRC at the back. The blade collar (Habaki) is brass and the iron fittings (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) present edelweiss, decorated with gold and silver. Grip-wrap is Katate Maki-Style (War-wrap) made of silk, under which real ray skin is underlayed. Two dowels (mekugi) fix the blade in the grip. The Tenkei Katana will be delivered in a wooden box with a sword stand Details: Blade length to Tsuba: 71 cm Overall length without scabbard: 100 cm Blade curve (Sori): 2 cm Back strength: 7.5 mm Max blade width: ca. 3.5 cm Weight without scabbard: 1045 g Weight with scabbard: 1310 g

€739.00*

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John Lee Shiro Wakizashi
Shiro (meaning "white") has many meanings in Japanese culture. Among other things, this color stands for purity and holiness, but also for mourning and death To symbolize willingness to fight to the death. - Blade in Shinogi-Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. - The blade is sharpened with an integrated Hamon line for a particularly authentic look. - White cotton handle wrap in classic Hineri Maki style. - White, high-gloss lacquered wooden scabbard. - With a long rod, which is fixed in the handle with 2 bamboo pins (Mekugi). The sword can therefore be fully dismantled. - No plastic is used, only high-quality, authentic materials are used. - Blade ferrule (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. - The traditional grip winding is lined with real ray skin. - All ornaments (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. - Supplied in a John Lee protective cover. - Each original John Lee sword comes with a seal and a certificate. Handle length 24 cm Blade length 52 Total length (without scabbard) 76.5 cm Weight (without scabbard) 780 g

€159.00*

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John Lee Imori Kashira and Fuchi
Imori Fuchi & Kashira.

€11.90*

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Musashi Ichi Wakizashi
Miamoto Musashi lived from 1584 to 1645 and went down in Japanese history as one of the most impressive samurai. He is referred to as the best Japanese swordsman. He was artist and artisan at the same time. The Musashi Ichi wakizashi has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This shortsword has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 54 cm Total length without scabbard: 76 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 15 mm Handle length: 22 cm Weight without scabbard: 800 g Weight with scabbard: 1050 g The last product image is from H.D.Z.

€127.90*

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John Lee Ninjato sharp
Many ninja swords available on the market have a straight blade, which is probably due to the film producers in Hollywood. The John Lee Ninjato, on the other hand, goes back to historical lore. As long as it is in the sheath, it is indistinguishable from a normal katana. The shortened blade only reveals itself when it is pulled and gives the ninja the decisive advantage in speed.The particularly flexible 9260 carbon spring steel is used as the blade steel. The steel hardened to approx. 55 ° Rockwell is known to hold its shape even under heavy loads. So ideal for cutting tests. Details: Handle length 31.5 cm Blade length 58 cm Total length (without scabbard) 89.5 cm Total length (with scabbard) 108.5 cm Weight (without scabbard) 1050 g

€259.00*

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Fujisan Katana
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and plays an important role in the ancient Japanese religion Shinto. Fu means rich, Ji means warrior and San means mountain. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. In addition, the steel of the blade has been folded 12 times, that means about 8000 layers have been created which give the sword a beautiful damascus pattern. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The tsuba shows Mount Fuji. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This katana has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 73 cm Total length without scabbard: 104 cm Handle length: 30,5 cm Blade´s curvature: 18-20 mm Weight without scabbard: 1050 g Weight with scabbard: 1300 g

€277.90*

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John Lee Shirasaya Katana
Shirasaya refers to a special sword mount, which was formerly used for the gentle keeping of the blade. Especially in times of peace the blades were ideal protected stored in it. The unvarnished Magnolia wood absorbs the moisture inside the sheath, leads it to the outside and thus protects against rust. Many Shirasaya were provided with a "Sayagaki", an inscription, which gave information on smith, origin and classification. On the streets of Japan, the inconspicuous gear without handle and guard, especially in the late 19th Century was used because at that time the Emperor banned the carrying of Samurai swords. The Shirasaya mount, which was similar to a wooden sword or wooden stick was a clever way to wear the sword unnoticed. Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharp grounded with incorporated Hamon-line for a very authentic look. Wooden scabbard. With long tang, which is fixed with two bamboo pins (Mekugi) in the handle. The sword is thus fully demountable. Without plastic, only high-quality and authentic materials are used. Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with genuine ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are handmade from metal. A protective case made of fabric, a John Lee seal and a certificate are within the scope of supply. Details: Overall length: approx. 100.5 cm Blade length: approx. 72.5 cm Handle length: approx. 28 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 940 g

€137.90*

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John Lee Dragon Tsuba
It comes from the classic John Lee swords - the Dragon Katana. By popular demand, it is now also available separately.

€19.90*

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Tenkei Wakizashi
The blade is made ​​from hand-forged 1095er carbon steel, built in Kobus cross-section. The tempering is made differentiated with clay coat. At the cutting edge the hardness is 60 HRC, at the back of the blade at about 40 HRC. The handle is green silk with traditional in-katate maki wrapped style, highlighted with genuine ray skin. The handmade, with gold and silver finished, decorations (Tsuba, Menuki, Fuchi and Kashira), give this sword its noble, unique appearance. The black, high gloss lacquered scabbard has terminations (koiguchi, kurigata, Kojiri) from Buffalo horn, and a high-quality silk Sageo. The delivery includes an attractive collector's box made from wood, a printed cloth bag, a seal and a certificate. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 52 cm Handle Length: 25 cm Overall length without scabbard: 77 cm Weight without scabbard: 880 g

€587.90*

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John Lee Musashi Tsuba handmade
Handmade Musashi Tsuba. One of the most famous engraving guards at all is now presented in a new, elegant design. Handmade with a fine dragon engraving, refined with real gold. Signed by the master himself.

€89.90*

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Shintai Katana
Shintai are objects, which play the role of relics in religious sites. In the Japanese mythology they are considered to be the domicile of the gods (Kami). The sword is among mirror and gems (the Japanese throne regalia) a typical shintai. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. In addition, the steel of the blade has been folded 12 times, that means about 8000 layers have been created which give the sword a beautiful damascus pattern. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The tsuba features Japanese gods. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This katana has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 72 cm Total length without scabbard: 101 cm Handle length: 28 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 20 mm Weight without scabbard: 1100 g Weight with scabbard: 1400 g

€299.00*

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John Lee Red Wood Iaito long
This is the John Lee Red Wood Iaito long made by Haller with the following special features: - Hand-forged blade made from 420 stainless steel, postpositioned Hamon line - The blade has a Bo-Hi (fuller) for weight reduction - Blunt with rounded safety tip - Blade clamp (Habaki) made from brass, Tsuba made from Zinc-aluminum-casting - Handle wrapped with black cotton, underlaid with real ray skin - Blade fixed at handle with two nogs (Mekugi) - Sheath matt varnished - A collectors box with cloth bag is within the scope of supply Details: Overall Length: approx. 107.5 cm Blade Length to Tsuba: approx. 75.5 cm Blade Material: 420 stainless steel Handle Length: approx. 30.5 cm Weight: approx. 1150 g

€199.00*

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John Lee Musashi Ichi Tanto
Miamoto Musashi lived from 1584 to 1645 and went down in Japanese history as one of the most impressive samurai. He is referred to as the best Japanese swordsman. He was artist and artisan at the same time. The Musashi Ichi Tanto has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This fighter has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The tanto comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 27 cm Total length without scabbard: 41 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 8 mm Handle length: 14 cm Weight without scabbard: 500 g Weight with scabbard: 600 g

€107.90*

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John Lee Crane Tsuba
In Japan, the crane is a symbol of happiness and longevity. According to ancient Japanese legend the one who folds 1,000 origami cranes, gets a wish fulfilled by the gods. A golden crane adorns this massively designed tsuba.

€25.89*

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John Lee Handle Ray skin and Leather
Samurai handle, complete with Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira and wrapping. Underlaid by real ray skin. Details: Length: approx. 30 cm Wrapping made of brown leather.

€39.90*

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John Lee Dragon Wakizashi
Still today the dragon loom large in Japan especially during New Year celebration. Against Western mysticism, the dragon is an auspicious mythical creature in Japan. The tsuba of this remarkable sword sculpts a sword surrounding dragon. The other decorations also show the mystical creature. The sword blade in Shinogi-Zukuri style has a groove (Bo-Hi), and is hand forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharpened with integrated Hamon line for a very authentic look. The handle wrapping is made of black cotton in a classic Hineri Maki style. Black, high gloss lacquered sheath (Kuroro style) made of wood. Due to the long tang, which is fixed in the handle with two bamboo pins (Mekugi), the sword is fully demountable. There is no plastic used, only high-quality, authentic materials are used. The blade clamp (Habaki) and the washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with authentic ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are made of metal. Supplied with protective fabric cover in a nice collector's box. Each original John Lee sword features a seal and a certificate. Details: Overall length (without sheath): approx. 76.5 cm Blade length: approx. 51 cm Handle Length: approx. 35 cm Blade Material: 1045 carbon steel Handle Material: Cotton wrapping lined with rayskin Weight (without sheath): approx. 800 g

€139.00*

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Golden Flower Wakizashi
The Golden Flower Wakizashi features an extraordinarily beautiful tsuba which certainly has been made by a grand master in the 18th century. As these did not sign their work in contrary to the blade smiths, the creator is not known by name. The tsuba has been intricately decorated with golden cherry blossoms (sakura). The cherry blossom is one of the most important symbols in Japanese culture. It stands for beauty, departure and the transience of life. The wakizashi has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. In addition, the steel of the blade has been folded 12 times, that means about 8000 layers have been created which give the sword a beautiful damascus pattern. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This wakizashi has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 54,5 cm Total length without scabbard: 77 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 15 mm Handle length: 22 cm Weight without scabbard: 800 g Weight with scabbard: 1000 g

€247.90*

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Dragon Katana
Still today, the dragon plays an important role in Japan, and not only when it comes to New Year´s Day celebrations. In contrary to the western mysticism the dragon is in Japan a mystical creature which is said to bring the people good luck. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The tsuba of this remarkable sword features a dragon which surrounds the sword. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This katana has been made according to original museum exhibitions. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 72 cm Total length without scabbard: 103 cm Blade´s curvature (sori): 18-20 mm Thickness of the blade´s back: 5-6 mm Handle length: 31 cm Weight without scabbard: 1000 g Weight with scabbard: 1250 g

€149.00*

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Samurai Katana
This sword is known from the film "Der letzte Samurai" With Saigo Takamori, the last samurai, a long tradition ended in 1877. It was him who didn´t want to accept the new political situation, the abolishment of the samurai. He provoked a riot against the new government. However, his samurai fighters had no chance at all against the military which was already equipped with modern fire arms. The katana has a handforged blade made of carbon steel with a fine hamon and has been tempered traditionally. The sharp blade features a hi (fuller) to reduce the total weight. The handle (tsuka) is made of wood, has been coated with real fish skin and features two menukis. In addition it has been traditionally wrapped in black cotton. The tang is especially long and fixed with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The scabbard (saya) is made of wood and the blade collar (habaki) is made of brass. This longsword has been made according to historical models. The sword comes with a certificate of origin, a maintenance kit and a felt-lined display stand with a high gloss finish. It is wrapped in cloth and packed in a high-quality wooden box. All measures are subject to estimation. Details: Blade length to tsuba: 73 cm Total length without scabbard: 101 cm Handle length: 27,5 cm Blade´s curvature: 18 mm Weight without scabbard: 1000 g Weight with scabbard: 1250 g

€197.90*

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Dragon Tokuni Katana
A particularly noble version of the popular Dragon Katana. The dragon still plays an important role in Japan, especially at the New Year's party. The tsuba of this remarkable sword forms a dragon that surrounds the sword and is darkly mottled in this katana. The remaining ornamental rates also show the mystical mythical creature and are also darkly mottled. Handle length 30.5 cm Blade length 72 cm Total length (without scabbard) 103 cm Weight (without sheath) 1000 g

€179.00*

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Gunto Katana
Gunto is the name of the Japanese military sword. At the end of the 19th century the design was based on the French military saber. In order inspire the spirit of the samurai honor codex (bushido) in the troops, it was decided in 1934 to use a katana like look. The swords of the common soldier were factory-made and therefore of simple quality. In contrast, the swords of high-ranking officers were equipped with traditional blades inherited within their families. The colors of the sageo indicated the rank of the officer. In contrast to the katana, the gunto’s sageo was attached to the end of the handle. The John Lee gunto has the colors of a captain. - Sharp, hand-forged blade made of 1045 carbon steel (not stainless). - Shinogi zukuri style blade - Traditional wooden handle with inlay made of real ray skin and a butt cap. - Hineri maki style handle wrap made of brown cotton - Brown-painted wooden sheath - High quality, 2-color sageo. - Delivered in a beautiful collector’s box. - Made after historical examples. - Every original John Lee sword is delivered with a seal and a certificate. Blade length: 28.4’’ Overall length (without sheath): 40’’ Weight (without sheath): 2.5 lbs

€257.90*

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John Lee Menuki, 2 pieces
Rider Menuki, couple, dark.

€3.90*

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John Lee Crane Kashira and Fuchi
John Lee Fuchi & Kashira, Crane theme.

€11.90*

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Kamakura Tachi
The Kamakura period (1185-1333) was a crucial epoch in the history of Japan. It is characterized by the first military government (shogunate), which arosed by Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1192. The name of this era is derived from the former seat of government, which was in the city of Kamakura (about 50 km southwest of Tokyo). Together with armor (Yoroi) and Combat Knife (Tanto) the Tachi was usually worn on the battlefield. Unlike the katana, the tachi with its sword belt was fastened at belt with the Cutting edge worn down. The John Lee Kamakura Tachi is a deliberately simple design and thus differs from replicas from later periods, which were often richly decorated and were used only for ceremonial purposes. The hand-forged blade is made ​​from hardened carbon steel and sharp. The handle is traditionally wrapped with black silk, lined with genuine ray skin. The decorations (Tsuba, Menuki, Fuchi and Kashira) are typical for a tachi and are based on historical originals. The detailed baldric is made up of from high-quality leather inlays and a high-quality two colored cotton sageo. The sword comes with a printed cloth bag, collector box, stamp and certificate. Details: Blade length up to Tsuba: 76 cm Handle Length: 32.5 cm Overall length without scabbard: 109 cm ​​ Weight without scabbard: 1240 g

€191.90*

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John Lee Goemon Katana
Ishikawa Goemon (* 16th century; † August 10, 1594) is a Japanese folk hero. Like Robin Hood, he was said to have robbed the rich and given to the poor. Even today there are many myths and legends about him, such as the failed assassination attempt on Toyotomi Hideyoshi, after which he was convicted, and executed alive with other relatives boiling oil. Heroic he should have tried to save his son by keeping him out of the boiler. The John Lee Goemon Katana takes up this issue. The tsuba shows among others Goemon when he was executed by a wood engraving by Toyokuni Ichiyoai. Among other motives also his name can be found on the Fuchi in Japanese font. Special Features: • Sharp blade made of 9260 carbon spring steel (not stainless), suitable for cutting tests. • Blade in Unokubi-Zukuri style. • Hand-painted tsuba with classic woodcut designs. • Handle wrapping of brown suede lined with blackened ray skin. • Black high gloss lacquered sheath with borders from buffalo horn. • High-quality, two-color sageo. • Manufactured according to museum originals. • Supplied with protective fabric cover in a nice collector's box. • Each original John Lee sword features a seal and a certificate. Details: Overall length (without sheath): approx. 103 cm Blade length: approx. 74.5 cm Handle Length: approx. 29 cm Blade Material: 9260 carbon spring steel Handle Material: Suede wrapping lined with ray skin Weight (without sheath): approx. 1150 g

€359.00*

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John Lee Handle Ray skin and Cotton
Samurai handle, complete with Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira and wrapping. Underlaid by real ray skin. Details: Length: approx. 30 cm Wrapping made of black cotton.

€33.90*

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John Lee Shirasaya Tanto
Shirasaya refers to a special sword mount, which was formerly used for the gentle keeping of the blade. Especially in times of peace the blades were ideal protected stored in it. The unvarnished Magnolia wood absorbs the moisture inside the sheath, leads it to the outside and thus protects against rust. Many Shirasaya were provided with a "Sayagaki", an inscription, which gave information on smith, origin and classification. On the streets of Japan, the inconspicuous gear without handle and guard, especially in the late 19th Century was used because at that time the Emperor banned the carrying of Samurai swords. The Shirasaya mount, which was similar to a wooden sword or wooden stick was a clever way to wear the sword unnoticed. An extra large Tanto which is obviously longer than other models with its length of approx. 57 cm Blade in Shinogi Zukuri style with fuller (Bo-Hi), hand-forged from 1045 carbon steel. The blade is sharp grounded with incorporated Hamon-line for a very authentic look. Wooden scabbard. With long tang, which is fixed with two bamboo pins (Mekugi) in the handle. The sword is thus fully demountable. Without plastic, only high-quality and authentic materials are used. Blade clamp (Habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass. The traditional handle wrapping is lined with genuine ray skin. All decorations (Tsuba, Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are handmade from metal. A protective case made of fabric, a John Lee seal and a certificate are within the scope of supply. Details: Overall length: approx. 55 cm Blade length: approx. 34 cm Handle length: approx. 21 cm Blade Material: 1045 Carbon Steel Weight (without sheath): approx. 480 g

€109.00*

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Tombo Katana
The dragonfly (Japanese: “tombo”) was considered to be an honorable symbol of the samurai. It symbolized the courage of the warrior and the attitude to never give up. In Shintoism the insect represents the rice plant and is a harbinger of a profitable fall. The Japanese expressed their worship of this animal in numerous poems. This sword is a highlight in many aspects. Especially the themed decorations, the differentially heat-treated shobo zukuri style blade and the sheath with kozuka (a small utility knife) turn this sword into something special. - Sharp blade made of 1095 carbon steel - Shobo zukuri style blade (fluent transition to the tip) with a fuller (bo-hi) - Differential heat-treatment with clay cover, 60 HRC on the edge and 40 HRC on the back of the blade - Traditional hineri maki style handle wrap made of burgundy silk. - Black, mirror polished sheath (kuroro style) - Sheath with kozuka (small utility knife) - Delivered in a beautiful collector’s box. - Made after historical examples. Handle length: 11.8’’ Blade length: 26.8’’ Overall length (without sheath): 38.8’’ Weight (without sheath): 2.4 lbs

€539.00*

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John Lee Red Wood Iaito short
This is the John Lee Red Wood Iaito short made by Haller with the following special features: - Hand-forged blade made from 420 stainless steel, postpositioned Hamon line - The blade has a Bo-Hi (fuller) for weight reduction - Blunt with rounded safety tip - Blade clamp (Habaki) made from brass, Tsuba made from Zinc-aluminum-casting - Handle wrapped with black cotton, underlaid with real ray skin - Blade fixed at handle with two nogs (Mekugi) - Sheath matt varnished - A collectors box with cloth bag is within the scope of supply Details: Overall Length: approx. 101 cm Blade Length to Tsuba: approx. 70.5 cm Blade Material: 420 stainless steel Handle Length: approx. 30.5 cm Weight: approx. 1090 g

€169.00*

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